Head of Institute of Information and Communications (Infocom) University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM), Ir. Suyatno, M.Si, encouraged lecturers and students to publish their scientific works through UMM website, www.umm.ac.id. It is because the benefits not only increase the content volume on the website, but also support the reputation of lecturers and students.
"Thus, we have self confidence on the works we made, whether it is a result of research, teaching materials, posters and other works to be accessible to the public," said Suyatno initiated website workshop and training in the rector courtroom on last Wednesday (1/6).
UMM website itself has been enhanced from time to time. In addition to be designed as dynamic as possible, it is also built to facilitate the entire academic community of UMM to have personal page of a blog using UMM domain. "Hopefully, in the future, all the lecturers and students would have their own blogs so that the academic communication in cyberspace could be better," Suyatno hoped.
Meanwhile, Vice Rector I, Prof. Dr. Sujono, M.Kes, added, starting from next semester re-registration, there would be integration between the Bureau of Finance and the Bureau of Academic. Thus, control of direct payments from the students can be known directly by BAA when students programming course online. Technically defined, students who pay tuition and educational development fund would be able doing KRS online the nest day and finding out the deficiency.
Furthermore, Sujono admitted that the challenges ahead would become harder so that the optimization of the internet technology should be increasingly intensified. It is not only to pursue webometric ranking, but also to serve students in general.
"I am optimistic that with reorganizing website system dynamically, our ranking will rise in webometric, but the important thing is to lift our true competitiveness through course competence, accreditation and competitiveness of graduates," said Vice Rector I.
Training would continue for staffs in the units within UMM. All units would fill its own website and manage it dynamically. "The target is that all staffs given the task are capable of running the website and manage it well," said Suyatno, hoping the website developed by UMM would facilitate lecturers and student publications starting from journals, discussions, digital library to the latest articles. (rka/t_alf)
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